atrocious


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a·tro·cious

 (ə-trō′shəs)
adj.
1. Extremely evil or cruel; monstrous: an atrocious crime.
2. Exceptionally bad; abominable: atrocious decor; atrocious behavior.

[From Latin atrōx, atrōc-, frightful, cruel; see āter- in Indo-European roots.]

a·tro′cious·ly adv.
a·tro′cious·ness n.

atrocious

(əˈtrəʊʃəs)
adj
1. extremely cruel or wicked; ruthless: atrocious deeds.
2. horrifying or shocking: an atrocious road accident.
3. informal very bad; detestable: atrocious writing.
[C17: from Latin ātrōx dreadful, from āter black]
aˈtrociously adv
aˈtrociousness n

a•tro•cious

(əˈtroʊ ʃəs)

adj.
1. extremely wicked or brutal: an atrocious crime.
2. shockingly bad: atrocious manners.
[1660–70; < Latin atrōx, s. atrōci- frightful, fierce]
a•tro′cious•ly, adv.
a•tro′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.atrocious - shockingly brutal or cruelatrocious - shockingly brutal or cruel; "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
2.atrocious - exceptionally bad or displeasingatrocious - exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
3.atrocious - provoking horroratrocious - provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

atrocious

adjective
1. (Informal) shocking, terrible, appalling, horrible, horrifying, grievous, execrable, detestable The food here is atrocious.
shocking fine, admirable, tasteful
2. cruel, savage, brutal, vicious, ruthless, infamous, monstrous, wicked, barbaric, inhuman, diabolical, heinous, flagrant, infernal, fiendish, villainous, nefarious, godawful (slang), hellacious (U.S. slang) The treatment of the prisoners was atrocious.
cruel good, kind, gentle, generous, honourable, humane, civilized, merciful

atrocious

adjective
1. Disgracefully and grossly offensive:
Archaic: enormous.
2. Extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings:
Translations
فَظيع، سَيّء جِداًوَحْشي، أثيم، مُرَوِّع
atroç
brutálnístrašnýsurovýúděsný
frygteliggrusomrædselsfuld
hirveäjulma
grimmilegur, hryllilegurskelfilegur, hörmulegur
kraupusžiaurenybėžiaurumasžiaurusžiaurus nusikaltimas
drausmīgsnežēlīgsšausmīgszvērīgs
atroce

atrocious

[əˈtrəʊʃəs] ADJ
1. (= shocking) [crime, treatment] → atroz
2. (= very bad) [film, food, spelling] → pésimo, espantoso; [weather] → espantoso

atrocious

[əˈtrəʊʃəs] adj (= very bad) [food, weather, accent, conditions, crimes] → atroce, exécrable

atrocious

adj, atrociously
advgrauenhaft

atrocious

[əˈtrəʊʃəs] adjatroce, pessimo/a

atrocious

(əˈtrəuʃəs) adjective
1. very bad. Your handwriting is atrocious.
2. extremely cruel. an atrocious crime.
aˈtrociousness noun
atrocity (əˈtrosəti) noun
an extremely cruel and wicked act. The invading army committed many atrocities.
References in classic literature ?
I am sitting by the window now, up in this atrocious nursery, and there is nothing to hinder my writing as much as I please, save lack of strength.
Others of the sailors joined with them in this attempt, and a twisted turmoil ensued; while standing out of harm's way, the valiant captain danced up and down with a whale-pike, calling upon his officers to manhandle that atrocious scoundrel, and smoke him along to the quarter-deck.
I have not, as yet, said to you what I think of this most atrocious affair;--this is not the time and place.
This person, finding himself alone in a railway compartment with an unprotected girl--but it is an atrocious story, and doubtless the reader remembers it well enough.
She took off her handkerchief turban and dressed her glossy wealth of hair "like white folks"; she added some odds and ends of rather lurid ribbon and a spray of atrocious artificial flowers; finally she threw over her shoulders a fluffy thing called a "cloud" in that day, which was of a blazing red complexion.
There is a vestige of decency, a sense of shame, that does much to curb and check those outbreaks of atrocious cruelty so commonly enacted upon the plantation.
Hindley is a detestable substitute - his conduct to Heathcliff is atrocious - H.
Line by line -- without once looking up from the pages before her -- Magdalen read those atrocious sentences through, from beginning to end.
In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
It lay heavier on my breast than if I had been a most atrocious criminal, I dare say.
But then I couldn't, with any respect for her, tell her the trout's message, or, with any respect for myself, recall those atrocious doggerel lines.
You must let me take off these atrocious French boots.